Cree Summer: Dear Black Woman

Dear Black Woman,

Today is nostalgic, remember yourself in all your glory. It’s easy to get caught up in the hectic world but have you stopped and applauded yourself?

Black Woman you are herstory reincarnated a million times over. As beautiful as you were 30, 300 and 3000 years prior. The many variations of you are timeless quite delicately but sewn strongly together.

You clothe us, style us, protect us, teach us, and when you remember how powerful you are, ENLIGHTEN us. Our story can never be given if you had not brought us here to tell it.

Even when you feel your voice is unnoticed it resonates loud and clear.

Born Cree Summer Francks, Cree is an American-Canadian actress, voice actress, and singer. Summer was born in Los Angeles, California on July 7, 1969, and grew up on the Red Pheasant Reserve in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Summer began her professional acting career doing voice over for projects such as Inspector Gadget, where she was cast as Penny. This led to several other voice-over roles in projects such as The Care Bear Movies and Ewoks. Other worked included cartoon and video game projects like Robot Chicken, Sonic the Hedgehog, My Life as Teenage Robot, Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance, Final Fantasy X, X-Men Legends, Mass Effect, Living Single, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and World of Warcraft.

Cree Summer is best known for her role as a college student Winifred “Freddie” Brooks on the NBC sitcom A Different World. She was also the voice behind Elmyra Duff in Tiny Toon Adventures, Susie Carmichael on Rugrats and All Grown Up, Princess Kida in Atlantis: The Lost Empire, Valerie Gray in Danny Phantom,  Foxxy Love in Drawn Together, Numbuh 5 in Codename: Kids Next Door and Cleo the Poodle in Clifford the Big Red Dog. She is set to speak for Wuya in the upcoming Xiaolin Chronicles.

Summer has voiced over 101 animated characters between 1983 and 2006. These have spanned from video games, cartoon television series, animated films, and commercials.

Cree summer has literally spanned over the course of 3 decades and has touched the lives of adolescent to mature minds. She has been disguised in many forms but easily has brought each character life and purpose.

I’m sure Saturday mornings and even late nights would be a little less fulfilling without all the characters Cree has given us.

Dear Black Woman,

Thank You!

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